embalming fluids, various arterial solutions comprised of formaldehyde and many other chemicals are used to correct skin discolorations and overall postmortem conditions of the body in the embalming process to preserve disinfect and sanitize the body.

embalming fluids, various arterial solutions comprised of formaldehyde and many other chemicals are used to correct skin discolorations and overall postmortem conditions of the body in the embalming process to preserve disinfect and sanitize the body.

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At Benson Family Funeral Home of Chicago, we are proud to offer a wide selection of services: Traditional Funeral, Graveside, Memorial, Cremation, Shipping, and Pre-need. For further information, contact: Benson Family Funeral Home of Chicago at 773-478-5800.

At Benson Family Funeral Home of Chicago, we are proud to offer a wide selection of services: Traditional Funeral, Graveside, Memorial, Cremation, Shipping, and Pre-need. For further information, contact: Benson Family Funeral Home of Chicago at 773-478-5800.

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A child resting in the women’s corridor.  The amazing preservation of this case is due to a specific embalming process, of which the details are still unknown. Note the use of artificial eyes. Mummy from the Palermo Catacombs.  From Mummies of the World.

A child resting in the women’s corridor. The amazing preservation of this case is due to a specific embalming process, of which the details are still unknown. Note the use of artificial eyes. Mummy from the Palermo Catacombs. From Mummies of the World.

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The embalming process begins with the "suiting up" so to speak of the embalmers (morticians) to protect themselves from any body fluids and from the chemicals they use to embalm and clean with. From there, there are usually four parts: Arterial embalming, Cavity embalming, Hypodermic embalming, and  finaly Surface embalming. These practices are known as restorative arts, and are practiced by most funeral directors.

The embalming process begins with the "suiting up" so to speak of the embalmers (morticians) to protect themselves from any body fluids and from the chemicals they use to embalm and clean with. From there, there are usually four parts: Arterial embalming, Cavity embalming, Hypodermic embalming, and finaly Surface embalming. These practices are known as restorative arts, and are practiced by most funeral directors.

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“#anubis #creaturedesign for #godsofegypt. I did these designs through Legacey Fx. Great company and phenomenal team of artists. I'm pretty sure this was…”

“#anubis #creaturedesign for #godsofegypt. I did these designs through Legacey Fx. Great company and phenomenal team of artists. I'm pretty sure this was…”

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Shortly after you begin the embalming process, you lift the legs and start massaging blood to flow from the toes up the leg... You also do the same thing with the arms, from the fingertips.

Shortly after you begin the embalming process, you lift the legs and start massaging blood to flow from the toes up the leg... You also do the same thing with the arms, from the fingertips.

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Ptah is one of the great Creator Gods of ancient Egypt. Khnum created creatures who lived upon Earth; Ptah created Earth and Sky to nourish and support their lives. Ptah created the world from his thoughts (long before the Hebrews adopted the concept). The ancient Egyptians believed that the mind resided in the heart. During the embalming process, they routinely threw away the brain and saved the heart. One of their central beliefs involved the weighing of the heart against the feather of…

Ptah is one of the great Creator Gods of ancient Egypt. Khnum created creatures who lived upon Earth; Ptah created Earth and Sky to nourish and support their lives. Ptah created the world from his thoughts (long before the Hebrews adopted the concept). The ancient Egyptians believed that the mind resided in the heart. During the embalming process, they routinely threw away the brain and saved the heart. One of their central beliefs involved the weighing of the heart against the feather of…

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The embalming process, introduced in Europe a few decades earlier, became common in America during the Civil War.  Families often wanted the bodies of their deceased loved ones preserved for shipment so as to allow for proper burial close to home. Savvy morticians even went so far as to set up their embalming operations at the sites of battles.

The embalming process, introduced in Europe a few decades earlier, became common in America during the Civil War. Families often wanted the bodies of their deceased loved ones preserved for shipment so as to allow for proper burial close to home. Savvy morticians even went so far as to set up their embalming operations at the sites of battles.

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